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The People Behind SBRC

Find out more about our team and their areas of focus within SBRC

Allen Paul

Business Resilience Advisor

Allen joined the centre in May 2021 as a Business Resilience Advisor. Allen is a seconded serving Police Officer from Police Scotland where he has gained 16 years of policing experience. Allen is trained in architectural liaison, crime prevention and delivering presentations on various aspects of crime prevention. Allen’s focus is on strengthening our partnerships within our construction, manufacturing and transport work streams.

Gillian Carmichael

Business Development and Membership Manager


Gillian joined SBRC in March 2021 as the Business Development and Membership Manager. Gill’s previous experience includes business development, digital marketing and events. Prior to joining the team, Gill worked for a medical charity promoting and marketing events through direct meetings with potential clients. Having worked with internal and external stakeholders across academia, government bodies and the NHS, she is now looking forward to communicating across all sectors.

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Business Resilience Associate

Mark joined the centre in February 2019 as a Business Resilience Advisor. Mark is a seconded Police Officer from Police Scotland where he has gained 28 years of policing experience. Mark is trained in architectural liaison, crime prevention and delivering presentations on various aspects of crime prevention. Mark’s focus is on strengthening our partnerships within our Retail and Tourism work-stream.

Alison Stone

Cyber Resilience Coordinator for the Third Sector

Cyber Resilience Coordinator

Alison joins the team at SBRC as Cyber Resilience Coordinator for the Third Sector to build on the work undertaken to improve cyber resilience within the third sector which she started during her two-year tenure at Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO). 

With a remit that includes providing cyber training, education and communications to a sector of 25,000 registered charities, there remains plenty of organisations within the charity and voluntary sector that Alison will be supporting in her role as Cyber Resilience Co-ordinator.

Carole Wyllie

Business Resilience Advisor

Carole Joined the centre at the end of March 2021 as a seconded Police officer from Police Scotland. Carole will take on the portfolio of Retail, Tourism and Finance Resilience Advisor.  She will continue to strengthen the partnerships already formed and work on creating new relationships within the retail, tourism and finance business sectors in Scotland.

With 19 years police service she brings a wealth of police operation experience having spent the majority of her police service on the front line, working within response policing and community policing.  Carole also specialised in other police roles including recruitment and training roles.

Neil Grant

Sergeant (business resilience)

Neil joined the centre in August 2020. He is on secondment from Police Scotland and has over 24 years policing experience. Neil has experience in a variety of policing roles including armed policing, management support, response, community and rural policing.

Neil is responsible for day to day management of the seconded team of police officers working within the centre and has overview of Best Bar None and the counter terrorism element of the centre workstream.

David MacCrimmon

David MacCrimmon

SOC and Counter Terrorism Lead

David joined the Centre in March 2017 and is our lead for Serious & Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism. He is seconded from Police Scotland where he has 22 years police experience in a variety of roles including Response Policing, CID, Community Policing, Road Policing and latterly Border Policing Command at Glasgow International Airport before taking up his post with us. 

David is the manager of CSSC Scotland and coordinator of ACT CT awareness training for members and in support of Police Scotland.